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September 28, 2021

Recipes We Like: Tasty Turkey Chili

Warm up your body with a big bowl of delicious chili!

Help nourish your family with a meal that is not only delicious, but is bursting with nutritious, energy rich foods. Be sure to invite your little one into the kitchen to help toss this quick crockpot meal together and they will be sure to give it a taste, too. This recipe can easily be doubled and customized based on your preferences (add what you like! Think – cubed sweet potatoes, garlic, hominy, etc.- OR serve it Cincy-style on a bed of pasta or zucchini noodles). 


  • 1 pound lean ground turkey
  • 1 pack or 2 tablespoons chili powder
  • 1 bell pepper
  • 1 onion
  • 1 cup frozen corn
  • 1 can black beans (rinsed and drained)
  • 1 can low sodium chili beans
  • 1 can diced tomatoes (in a pinch, salsa is a yummy substitution).  


Add canned items to crock pot (rinsed and drained black beans, low sodium chili beans, diced tomatoes). Chop onion and bell pepper, add them to crockpot. Brown ground turkey in a pan. Add chili powder to meat. Add meat to crock pot. Stir. Cook on low 2 – 3 hours. Enjoy. 

Topping ideas include: Greek yogurt/light sour cream, sliced avocado and shredded cheese.

About the Author

Amanda Ciani

Amanda Ciani lives in Northern Kentucky with her husband and their three terrific sons. She enjoys writing haiku parenting poems for her Instagram account (@cinciciani), and Twitter account (@haikuciani).